Eijun Kiyokumo (清雲 栄純, Kiyokumo Eijun, born September 11, 1950) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Eijun Kiyokumo
清雲 栄純
Personal information
Full name Eijun Kiyokumo
Date of birth (1950-09-11) September 11, 1950 (age 69)
Place of birth Koshu, Yamanashi, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1966–1968 Hikawa High School
1969–1972 Hosei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1982 Furukawa Electric 149 (6)
Total 149 (6)
National team
1974–1980 Japan 42 (0)
Teams managed
1984–1990 Furukawa Electric
1994–1995 JEF United Ichihara
1998 Japan U-20
2003 Omiya Ardija
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Kiyokumo was born in Koshu on September 11, 1950. After graduating from Hosei University, he joined Furukawa Electric in 1973. In 1976, the club won the champions in Japan Soccer League and Emperor's Cup. The club also won 1977 and 1982 JSL Cup. He retired in 1982. He played 149 games and scored 6 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1974, 1975 and 1976.

National team careerEdit

On September 28, 1974, Kiyokumo debuted for Japan national team against South Korea. He played at 1976 Summer Olympics qualification, 1978 World Cup qualification and 1980 Summer Olympics qualification. He played 42 games for Japan until 1980.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement, Kiyokumo became a manager for Furukawa Electric as Masao Uchino successor in 1984. He led the club to won 1985–86 Japan Soccer League, 1986 JSL Cup. In Asia, the club won 1986 Asian Club Championship. This is first Asian champion as a Japanese club. He resigned in 1990. In 1992, he served a coach for Japan national team under manager Hans Ooft. In 1994, he returned to JEF United Ichihara (former Furukawa Electric) and managed the club until 1995. In 1998, became a manager for Japan U-20 national team. In 1999, he signed with Omiya Ardija and became a general manager. In October 2003, he became a manager as Masaaki Kanno successor.

Club statisticsEdit

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Japan League
1973 Furukawa Electric JSL Division 1 17 0
1974 17 0
1975 18 0
1976 18 2
1977 16 2
1978 10 0
1979 18 1
1980 12 1
1981 18 0
1982 5 0
Total 149 6

National team statisticsEdit

[1]

Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1974 1 0
1975 13 0
1976 9 0
1977 5 0
1978 0 0
1979 9 0
1980 5 0
Total 42 0

Managerial statisticsEdit

[2]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
JEF United Ichihara 1994 1995 96 47 0 49 048.96
Omiya Ardija 2003 2003 6 4 0 2 066.67
Total 102 51 0 51 050.00

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